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St Gregory's Catholic High School
Warrington,
Group status: We are seriously reading the books!

Engrossed!

We are a small group of pupils and adults who are enthusiastic about reading.


Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by Jay
I chose this book to win as I love the illustrations and think they make the original story even better! . . .
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Tidy by Year 7 pupil
I loved the pictures in 'Tidy'- they are colourful and appealing to a younger reader. I also liked the fact that the story has an environmental messag . . .
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by Thomas
The illustrations in this book are bright and detailed. They really capture Harry's world. . . .
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The Marvels by Alex
I think this book should win as the illustrations are so clever and detailed they tell the story without any words. . . .
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by Emma
I love the illustrations in this book! there is so much detail in the pictures you can keep seeing something new. . . .
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A Great Big Cuddle by Ashleigh
I love the pictures in this book, they are really cute and would have lots of appeal to a young reader. There are lots of details in the illustrations . . .
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There is a Tribe of Kids by Chloe
I loved the illustrations in this book - especially the expressions on the faces of the animals and the little boy who keeps appearing on all of the p . . .
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by Charlie
I really enjoyed the pictures in this book and thought it brought the story to life. I loved the detail in the pictures. . . .
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Wild Animals of the North by Hollie
This is a very mature book with bold, unique pictures. . . .
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Tidy by Chiara
I love this because it is colourful and bright. Young children would love the pictures and funny story! . . .
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The Marvels by Matthew
Brilliant pictures that are very detailed and atmospheric! . . .
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A Great Big Cuddle by Year 7 pupil
We love this book and think that the poems are really funny. The illustrations are great and fit the poems really well. . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Mrs M
A unique book! One that manages to convey through a simple story, deep and important messages about acceptance, love and tolerance. A must read! . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Mrs H
I was intrigued by this book from just reading the title but this gives nothing away about the story. I loved the style of the book, telling the story . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Emma
This is a well written story and relates to real life in Alaska. It is a serious, mature book. . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Isabel
I thought this was a good book and even though it was well written it was not for me. I think it is aimed at an older reader (I am year 7). . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Emma
This is a very emotional and extremely moving story based on trust and friendship. Each character is very interesting and you care about all of them. . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Mrs H
I loved this book! It is a beautifully written, moving story set in a small town in America after the second world war. There are some fantastic descr . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Emma
This book is one of the best books I have ever read. It is very well written and you can feel exactly what the characters are feeling. Each character . . .
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Railhead by Luke
This is a really great story with creative characters and a lot of interesting settings. I think it is a very good read. . . .
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Beck by Mrs H
For the most part I enjoyed this book although it contains a harrowing account of Beck's treatment and abuse and for this reason I would find it diffi . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Year 7 pupil
I did not really enjoy this book and found it hard to understand. I think an older reader might enjoy it more. . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Mrs H
This is a captivating and extremely moving story that is sadly, very current. It is bleak at times but the main character, Subhi, is hopeful and cheer . . .
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The Bone Sparrow by Mrs H
This is a captivating and extremely moving story that is sadly, very current. It is bleak at times but the main character, Subhi, is hopeful and cheer . . .
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Tidy by Year 7 pupil
I would choose this book to win because of the theme of the story and how we can best care for the environment. Also the pictures and text really comp . . .
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Tidy by Grace
The pictures are vibrant and stood out. They were also consistent with the text and engaging for a young reader. . . .
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Tidy by Year 7 pupil
I think that this book should win because the pictures are vibrant and suitable for the age range. The illustrations are engaging and enhance the stor . . .
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Tidy by Year 7 pupil
I chose this book because it is engaging for a young reader. The illustrations are lovely and both the pictures and story suit the age range. . . .
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by Chloe
I chose this book because the original novels are good for older readers and this book allows younger readers to follow the story. . . .
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by Mollie
I believe that this book should win because it is really well illustrated. The pictures are very colourful but in some parts the drawings expressed th . . .
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A Great Big Cuddle by Charlotte
I think that this book should win as it is a classic picture book for children and something similar to books I read when I was younger. All of the il . . .
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by Tallis
I think this book deserves first place because the illustrations are very detailed. Pictures are also used as backgrounds to some of the pages. . . .
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The Marvels by Wiktor
I chose this book to win because I like the idea of just having pictures for the first half of the book. Also it is very mysterious and interesting at . . .
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Tidy by Anna
I think this book should win as the drawings are cute and funny and suitable for the age range - they are also very colourful. . . .
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A Great Big Cuddle by Mia
I would pick this book to win because it is really colourful and creative. It is also well matched to its age rating, young children will love it. Als . . .
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A Great Big Cuddle by Grace
This story has amazing illustrations. The pictures are full of detail but still very simple and because there is not too much going on in the picture . . .
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by Olivia
I think that this book should win because the pictures are really detailed and colourful. Also the illustrations are really effective at portraying th . . .
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Title: His Dark Materials: Book 1 Northern Lights
Author: Philip Pullman
Winning Year: 1995

When Lyra's friend Roger disappears, she and her daemon, Pantalaimon, are determined to find him. The ensuing quest leads them to the bleak splendour of the North, where armoured bears rule the ice, witch-queens fly through the frozen skies and a team of
 

 
 

Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Frank Cottrell Boyce is the author of Millions, Framed, Cosmic, The Astounding Broccoli Boy and the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang sequels. He is also a successful writer of screen-plays and, along with director Danny Boyle, devised the Opening Ceremony . .